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Former U.S. Rep. Dan Glickman | Advocates For Teens In Foster Care

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Marc Carter
CASA of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties teen advocates work to prepare children aging out of the Kansas foster care system.

Glickman, who also served as U.S. secretary of agriculture, tells stories from his new memoir, and the organization helping Kansas teens aging out of the state foster care system.

Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: Dan Glickman has worn many hats in a career spanning five decades. In his new memoir, "Laughing At Myself," he shares moments from the various positions he's held.

He’s been a Kansas congressman, the U.S. secretary of agriculture and the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. Among the many stories he tells, Glickman recalls the advice he received before playing a round of golf with President Bill Clinton.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:18: Kansas court appointed volunteers are giving teens approaching the end of their time in the state's foster system a better chance for a better life.

Volunteers in CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties' Teen Advocacy Program work with teenagers to achieve two crucial goals for future success, graduating high school and making a plan for the future.

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